"We have decided to do one last season to really do the story justice," Ian told fans at the zombie, horror, and sci-fi convention Walker Stalker Con in Nashville on Sunday. Just last month, the CW renewed the series for an eighth season, scheduled to run from fall 2016 to spring 2017.
But then last week, Kat Graham revealed that the season eight would be Bonnie's last run on the show.
" Well, if you're going to miss seeing Bonnie around Mystic Falls, the good news is you still have a whole season until that happens!
Following the footsteps of Nina Dobrev, Kat Graham has announced that she will be exiting the beloved CW show after Season 8.
The 26-year-old has played Bonnie Bennett since the pilot episode in 2009. “I just hope that whatever I do after, the crew can come with me. The crew is going to be the hardest thing to let go, because we are a family.” “But you know what, another season is a whole other year, and we’re going to blow it out,” she adds. Though rumors of Ian Somerhalder being killed off from the supernatural series have also been swirling the past few months, showrunner Julie Plec insisted earlier this year that the show will go on as long as the Somerhalder and Paul Wesley continue to stay on as the Salvatore brothers.
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